A CASE REPORT ON AYURVEDIC MEDICINE (RED MERCURIC SULPHATE) INDUCED BRONCHIOLITIS OBLITERANS ORGANIZING PNEUMONIA (BOOP) IN SERO POSITIVE RHEUMATOID PATIENT
Keywords:Bronchiolitis obliterans and organizing pneumonia (BOOP), Rasasindhoora, Mercuric sulphate, Rheumatoid arthritis
Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP) is a lung disease that causes inflammation in the small air tubes (bronchioles) and air sacs (alveoli). It can be caused due to wide range of etiologies like viral infections, various drugs, chemicals, and other medical conditions. A 55 y old female patient presented with symptoms of BOOP who had a history for taking ayurvedic medicine (rasasinduraâ€“red mercuric sulphate) for rheumatoid arthritis. The patient didn't respond to initial symptomatic therapy and the reports of High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and chest X ray revealed the diagnosis as drug induced BOOP. In search of etiologies mercuric sulphate (major ingredient of rasasinduraâ€“ayurvedic medicine) was confirmed among all other possible etiologies. Patient was advised to discontinue ayurvedic medicine and completely cured by treatment with steroids for 2 mo. She didn't show any symptoms of relapse in 3 mo observation period.
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